VIDEO: Bush On North Korea: “Plan For The Worst…”
“…hope for the best”:
More via Breitbart/AP:
President Bush said Thursday that the United States is seeking a diplomatic solution to the nuclear standoff with North Korea, but cautioned that diplomacy will take time.
Bush said he was pleased that leaders of China, South Korea, Japan and Russia, in telephone calls during the past few days, agreed that the reclusive communist regime should not be allowed to possess nuclear weapons.
“My message was that we want to solve this problem diplomatically, and the best way to solve this problem diplomatically is for all of us to be working in concert,” Bush said.
Bush said the nations’ message to Kim Jong Il was, “We expect you to adhere to international norms. We expect you to keep your word.”
He said that what’s important is that the international community speak with one voice.
“Diplomacy takes a while,” he said, “We’re spending time, diplomatically, making sure that voice is unified.”
“Let’s send a common message that you won’t be rewarded for ignoring the world and that you’ll be isolated if you continue to do this and yet there’s a way forward,” Bush said.
The sensitive issue of Canada joining the U.S. missile shield was also raised during the Bush-Harper presser to which President Bush noted that he did not mention the issue to Mr. Harper: “I figured if he was interested, he would tell me.”